Letter Service - Eligibility & File Retention
The Letter Service is an official repository for letters of recommendation supporting admission to graduate and professional schools or application for academic employment. The Letter Service is available to all currently enrolled UC Berkeley students*, and alumni of the University of California.
If you are a current student, you must provide a valid UC Berkeley Student ID number for verification. If you are an alum, your status will be verified once registration is submitted. If you are not currently registered, you may still be eligible for Career Center services including the Letter Service by using our Degree Verification option.
The Letter Service will send letters to educational institutions to support your admission to graduate and professional school. We will also send letters to educational institutions for the purpose of supporting your applications for academic/educational and research employment, i.e., teaching positions.
All letters received by the Letter Service become the property of the University of California. We will retain letters for graduate or professional school admission for five years from the date of file establishment. We will retain letters for academic employment for ten years from the date of file establishment. Letters will be discarded after the five- or ten-year period. You must have completed or be currently enrolled in a graduate or credential program to select an academic employment file type.